Cross-breeding has been around for many years; Aiming to create an offspring that holds similar traits and lineage to his parents. If you’re wondering what hybrid you want to invest in, look no further- as this article explains everything you need to know about a Corgidor!
A Corgi Lab mix (also referred to as a Corgidor), is a designer dog mixed by both a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever. Corgidors are a medium-sized mixed-breed that makes a perfect addition to an active family or singles.
When you combine a Corgi and Lab together, they create the perfect mixed-breed offspring that possess the best traits from both parents. He’s a perky, sensitive, friendly, and independent pooch that sure knows how to make a good impression. Continue reading to learn more.
In addition to his friendly nature, the Corgidor is also an intelligent hybrid that is considerably easy to train. This trait is beneficial for first-time owners hoping to work on behavioral training or socialization in the future.
Here are other benefits associated with owning a Corgidor (Corgi Lab mix):
- They’re an independent breed
- Generally a healthy mixed-breed
- Calm temperament
- Loyal to his family
- Lifelong Companion
- Active breed
Like every designer dog, there can be some disadvantages associated with owning a Corgidor. For example, their protective nature needs nurturing- otherwise, they can quickly become cautious and wary of strangers.
This can be nurtured easily through socialization training, and exposure of strangers and other animals from an early age. That way, your pooch can learn to control his protectiveness.
Here are a few disadvantages associated with owning a Corgidor (Corgi Lab mix):
- They are not suitable as a guard/watchdog
- If bored can hold destructive tendencies
- Year-long shedding of the coat
- Shorter lifespan (compared to other hybrids)
- Drooling may be more prominent
Like most mixed-breeds, there are advantages and disadvantages of owning a Corgi Lab mix. In general, however, Corgidors can be a loving pet that suits almost anyone with most lifestyles.
To learn more about the physical characteristics, health risks, diet, and everything else that’s good to know about a Corgidor- continue reading!
Physical Characteristics (Size and Physical Look)
Size | Corgidor
A Corgi Lab (Corgidor) is a medium-sized pooch, weighing between 30 – 60 pounds and reaching a height of 24 inches.
Physical Appearance | Corgidor
The ears on a Corgidor (Corgi Lab) are both large and floppy. Depending on genetics, some Corgidors may have ears significantly perkier than others.
Thankfully, the coat on a Corgi Lab mix is easy to maintain- thanks to their short/medium length fur. *Shedding occurs all-year-round so be sure to brush frequently.*
The color of their coat varies from cream, beige, golden- through to fawn, brown, black, or a mixture of all colors!
Corgidors have a structured jawline, often appearing slim and defined.
Their noses vary from the color black or pink, and their eyes are almost always dark brown.
Much like his parents, the tail on a Corgi Lab mix is generally long and limber looking.
The color of a Corgidors tail depends on his coat.
The average lifespan of a Corgi Lab (Corgidor) mix is 12 – 14 years. If a Corgidor lives a relatively healthy life, they can live up to 16 years.
You may be happy to learn that a Corgi Lab mix is a relaxed dog to care for within the “grooming needs” department, as opposed to other hybrids with more massive shedding cycles.
To keep your Corgidors mane fresh and healthy, be sure to brush his coat every week.
Here are some other things to consider adding to their grooming routine:
- Brushing the teeth
- Clipping the nails
- Cleaning of ear wax
- Bathing every-so-often
- Cutting their hair (if required)
- Cleaning of eye-ducts (if needed)
A Corgidors overall temperament relies entirely on which genetic he’s closer to (aka his Labrador side or Corgi side.) In general, a Corgi Lab mix is friendly, social, outgoing, and energetic.
The typical Corgidor serves as a beautiful family pet that’s not only friendly with strangers- but other animals too.
He can be protective at times, but for the majority of the time, he’s a loyal pooch that protects his family if raised and required. Although he’s sensitive at times, with adequate training, he can become an independent dog that doesn’t need anyone to tell him otherwise!
Corgidors are intelligent hybrids that are relatively easy to train- often taking after his Labrador inheritance.
Thankfully, their split-breed do not possess traits of aggression or biting; in fact, they’re an extremely caring and gentle dog (when appropriately raised.)
Overall, a Corgi Lab mix is a cheerful and happy designer breed that’s perfect for almost everyone!
Exercise needs are something an owner of a Corgidor (Corgi Lab mix) needs to take into consideration carefully. Because a Corgi Lab mix is an energetic, active mixed-breed; He needs regular exercise to maintain his health.
To keep your pooch fit and healthy, be sure to maintain a consistent and regular exercise regime that allows them outdoor activity.
As a guideline, take your Corgidor outside for a walk, play, or run- for at least 40 minutes on a daily basis.
By maintaining a regular exercise regime for your Corgi Lab mix, you’re encouraging a positive method of dispersing energy as well as a healthy lifestyle that promotes longevity of life.
Avoid keeping your Corgi Lab mix indoors for prolonged periods. Take your pooch out as often as you can!
Corgidors (Corgi Lab mixes) are prone to individual variations of health risks/issues, due to inheritance from the Labrador parent. Although the Corgi parent is a healthy purebred, the mixture of a Labrador certainly adds a twist to things.
Here is a list of health risks your Corgi Lab is prone to:
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia – Displacement of both the hip and elbow from the original position within a Corgidor
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) – Genetic disease that often targets the vision of a dog, eventually causing blindness
- Heart Failure – When the heart of a dog no longer meets the needs of a dogs body and mind functions
- Dog Obesity – An excessive amount of weight on a dog
Although most dogs have little to no health risks within their lifetime- you can ensure this to be the case for your Corgidor by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, a healthy diet, and regular check-ups from the VET.
Feeding (What to Eat, When to Eat, How Much to Eat)
What to Eat
Most dogs, including a Corgidor (Corgi Lab mix), can live off a healthy diet consisting of dry dog food. Although this is normal for most household pets, this does not need to be the bare-end of what your Corgidor needs to eat.
Here are some things you may decide to feed your Corgi Lab mix:
- Dry Dog Food – Gentle Giants Canine or Purina Vegetarian
- Meat – Fresh Fish, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, or Cooked Salmon
- Fruit – Grapes, Apples, Bananas
- Vegetables – Carrots, Spinach, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes
- Dairy / Calcium – Cheese or Yoghurt
What you choose to feed your pooch doesn’t need to be limited; in fact- there are numerous options for your Corgidor to decide what he likes and doesn’t like in foods.
When to Eat
The time you choose to feed your Corgidor depends on you and your current routine. As recommended, stick to constant times each day; that way, it can help signal your dog’s hunger pangs and can decrease the number of times they bark at you for food throughout the day.
For example: Stick to 6 AM and 6 PM every day. Instead of 6 AM and 5 PM one day, then 5 AM and 8:30 PM the next day.
Keep their eating times regular and consistent, to avoid problems in the future.
How Much to Eat
For a puppy or adolescent, Corgidor- feed him 1 cup of food at least x3 times per day.
As for an adult Corgidor- feed him 1 ½ – 2 cups of food, twice per day.
It’s important to remember to avoid over-feeding your Corgi Lab, as well as feeding him foods that aren’t beneficial to his development.
Are Corgi Lab Mixes Protective?
In general, the Corgi Lab mix is both protective and not protective at the same time. Their protective nature relies on two different factors- genetics and upbringing. Continue reading to learn why.
For a Corgidor that’s more relaxed and carefree with his family, he usually takes after his Labrador inheritance. Labs are known to be a very chilled-out breed; thus- it’s no surprise a Corgidor has the potential to be the same way.
As for a Corgidor that’s alert and protective, he most likely takes after his Corgi inheritance more. Corgis can be protective of his family and enjoy feeling like the protector of the house. (Especially around strangers or other animals he doesn’t know).
If your Corgi Lab mix is protective to a point where it’s impending your friends visiting your home, be sure to do some socialization training with your pooch to get him used to the presence of others.
How Much Does a Corgi Lab Mix Cost?
If located within The United States, the price for a single Corgi Lab mix will cost you between $800 – $1500.
The reason why a Corgi Lab mix can be expensive to buy is due to the price of each parent. Both a Labrador and Corgi cost more than $500 and can be as valuable as $2000 from a reputable breeder.
Note: This price estimate does not account for additional costs you’ll incur when owning a Corgidor.
Is a Corgi Lab Mix Right for Me?
If you’re finding it hard to decide if a Corgi Lab mix is the right dog for you, spend a few moments reading the questions below to help you determine whether he’s the right mixed-breed for you.
- Can I commit to providing daily exercise for my dog?
- Will I maintain their diet adequately with healthy food options?
- Am I prepared to train/socialize my dog if circumstances prevail?
- Can I keep on top of health checks and VET visits?
- Do I have a large enough home for my Corgidor to explore (without strict restrictions)?
If you answered YES to the questions above, good news- a Corgi Lab mix is the right dog for you!
Best Climate For a Corgi Lab Mix
The best climate for a Corgi Lab mix is cold temperatures. This designer breed doesn’t do good in freezing temperatures or hot temperatures.
Instead, they thrive better in a normal-temperature climate- where their coat doesn’t get too hot, or their body doesn’t get too cold.
If you live in a harsh weathered environment, it’s best to consider this before purchasing a Corgidor.
The Attention a Corgi Lab Mix Needs
Surprisingly, Corgi Lab mixes need minimal attention and are reasonably natural hybrids to care for the long-term.
When it comes to attention, be sure to provide regular physical care (such as cuddles, activities) in conjunction with emotional care (such as positive reinforcement, training, socialization) to maintain a great balance.
Corgidors are an independent mixed-breed that doesn’t mind spending time alone or with others.
Compatibility with Kids
A socialized Corgidor is incredibly compatible with kids of all ages.
For a puppy Corgidor who has grown up around kids, generally has no problems with children and interaction.
An adult Corgidor can still be compatible with children. However, it must have been socialized prior. Otherwise, it can take a few weeks to get them used to a young person’s presence.
Overall, a Corgi Lab mix is compatible with kids and should not be deemed as unsafe when considering them to be a family dog.
Compatibility with Other Animals
Much like the compatibility with kids, Corgidors compatibility with other animals follows a similar concept.
If your puppy has grown with other household animals or has become exposed to other animals through parks, play dates, or groups- your Corgidor will be more compatible with other animals, as opposed to an adult Corgidor with little to no socialization.
Although training an adult is possible, the initial overall compatibility with other animals in a Corgi Lab mix rests entirely on the owner’s ability to socialize and expose their animal to others throughout their years.